Empties & Reviews| January 2018

Hello Everybody!

Happy new year and wishing you all the best in 2018!

So of course I will start on a beauty and skin care note because the glow up in 2018 is definitely goals.

I enjoyed all the products I am about to review, one way or anther they brought something new and different to my routine.

  1. L’Occitane Jasmin & Bergamot Gel Douche and Body Milk ***

L’occitane is a brand that creates botanical skin care using natural ingredients that are kind to skin, I must admit that the scents of these products took me to another place it was amazing! The combination of the fragrances all together created scents that reminded me of a Jasmin farm. The lather  of the body wash was great, my skin felt soft and the fragrance lingers all day long! Even my neighbour asked what I used to shower (laughs)

In my personal experience, the products were not very moisturising for me. I have very dry skin on my body and the body milk didn’t moisturise it as much as I needed it to. It was also a little runny for my liking. And that is why it receives 3 stars.

I am very much keen to try out more products from L’Occitane.

Buget R 900

2. Anantara Ginger & Jasmin showed gel ****

As I recently revealed, I was on holiday in The Maldives and visited the Spa at Anantara. As I was invited to shower before my treatment, I noticed all the products in the shower and reached for the shower gel and Ive not looked back since.

I bought only one bottle and I am still kicking myself, I contacted the hotel and they told me where to find one near me.

The lather, the scent, the cleansing, I just loved everything! The only thing I didn’t like is that it was too small or else it would have gotten 5 stars.

If you ever come into these Spas around the world, don’t say I didn’t tell you.

Budget R 350 ($26)

3. Eucerin Urea Repair plus Replenishing Body Wash ****

I honestly bought this body wash because everyone was talking about it and suggesting it to me for my dry skin. So yes I went to the shops and bought it.

It contains 5% Urea which is a moisturiser and lactate to prevent skin from drying out.

I liked the thick consistency, it almost felt greasy and it felt gentle on my skin. I struggle with dry skin and eczema and I felt like this shower gel prevented my skin from getting worse but it didn’t take away the issue and I didn’t feel like it moisturised me enough (maybe thats not the aim of the product) but I expected a bit more from it.

From what I understand it can also be used on the face but I didn’t like how it felt so I didn’t continue. I like the fact that its unscented, means it was meant for sensitive skin like mine and it definitely soothed it. thats why it gets 4 stars.

Budget R 180

4. New Skin Epoch Baobab Body Butter ****

I loooovvvveeed this body butter! None equals its smoothness, moisturising, consistency, subtle scent I could go on for days.

I got it as a gift from an event I attended with Nu Skin south Africa. I had never heard of it but as soon as I opened it I fell in love with it. My skin loved it too and right now I would recommend it to anyone with dry sensitive skin like mine.

It contains shea butter and fruits of the baobab tree, there is noting more moisturising that than. I felt it was best applied on wet skin straight out the shower.

I just wish there was more in the jar though, I realised the Jar was just big with much less product than I would have wanted and also its not easy on the pocket. I am definitely going to buy more!

Budget R 470

6. Clinique Exfoliating 7 Day  Scrub ***

I have been giving Clinique products a try the past year and its not been so bad, I wasn’t disappointed. It was okay.

I am a sucker for scrubs because I always have that little voice that tells me that it fixes all. My skin was very clean after using this scrub. It has a menthol scent to it which cools down skin, can you imagine in this heat!

This scrub is perfect for strong oily/dull skin, it a bit gritty because it contains fine rough grains. I used it once a week and that is why it lasted me so long and thats a big plus. For this reason I wouldn’t suggest it for sensitive skin.

A little tip was; I applied it on my nose for a few minutes like a mask after scrubbing ,and I felt like it made a difference. I only scrub my T-zone.

Budget R 400

There you have it, my first empties and reviews of 2018! I can’t wait to do this again.

 

” This blog post is not sponsored and all the information shared above is my opinion of my experience with these products/ brands. If you need assistance in purchasing any of them I will share links with you.”

 

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2 Comments

  1. Very informative review. Disappointing to hear about how Eucerin isnt as effective as one would have thought it would be, especially cause their products do wonders for dry skin!!

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